Soldiers surrounded the Colombo hotel where Sri Lanka's opposition leader was staying Wednesday, hours after President Mahinda Rajapaksa was declared the winner of the country's first peacetime election in more than two decades.
Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate accused the incumbent of intimidation, as early returns reported by state-run TV SLRC showed President Mahinda Rajapaksa leading the race.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards talks with Douglas Burns, a former U.S. federal prosecutor, about the arrest of six executives.
A U.N. special representative wants an "independent investigation into the authenticity of a video" purportedly showing Sri Lankan troops killing two "naked and helpless men," as other corpses lay nearby.
Sri Lankan security forces have arrested a leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebel group and are questioning him, a defense official said Friday.
A leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebel group has been arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, state television in Sri Lanka reported Thursday.
CNN's Anna Coren speaks with Suresh Bartlett of World Vision about the situation in Sri Lanka.
The Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka said Sunday they have "decided to silence our guns" as government forces closed in on their last stronghold.
Sri Lanka's prime minister warned Saturday that his country "stands on the brink," as its soldiers cornered Tamil Tiger fighters in an assault that is trapping more than 50,000 civilians on a small plot of coastal land.
Sri Lanka's quarter-century-long civil war is in its final phase, the government suggested Friday, as its troops pounded Tamil Tiger rebels in the country's north.
Sri Lankan authorities detained three ITN journalists after they report on allegations of abuse by the military.
Nearly 400 people were killed overnight Saturday by government shelling in what is supposed to be a "no-fire" zone of Sri Lanka, a humanitarian worker in the area told CNN on Sunday.
Sri Lankan officials rejected a proposed cease-fire from the Tamil Tiger rebels Sunday, warning instead that government troops intended to continue a new offensive until the group surrenders, a senior government official said.
Deadline for Tamil rebels passes with no surrender. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan civilians fill a tiny strip of coastal land controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels, according to satellite imagery released Tuesday by the U.S. State Department.
The Sri Lankan army launched an operation against Tamil rebels in the country's north early Monday, the military said, claiming to have rescued thousands of civilians trapped in a government safe zone.
Sri Lanka has given Tamil Tiger rebels 24 hours to surrender after thousands of civilians flee a rebel trap. From ITN.
The State Department Thursday called for a cease-fire between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers to allow civilians to escape the fighting after a two- day humanitarian pause ended with renewed violence.
The United Nations humanitarian chief Wednesday criticized a two-day pause in the fighting between the Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger rebels as "inadequate."
Several hundred Sri Lankan Tamil protesters shouted slogans at the British Parliament for a second day Tuesday, urging it to act to end the "genocide" against their people in Sri Lanka.
After three days of gun battles, the Sri Lankan military said it has captured the last stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels and killed five rebel leaders.
Rebel aircraft attack Sri Lanka's capital. CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney speaks with an iReporter who was there.
Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka are ready to accept international calls for a cease-fire, but won't lay down their weapons without a political solution in the quarter-century-long civil war, according to a letter released by the group.
Military officials in Sri Lanka said they shot down a Tamil Tiger aircraft near the Colombo International Airport on Friday, in an air engagement with rebels that killed two people and left about 50 wounded.
India on Wednesday urged Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels to "release" civilians, who it said numbered about 70,000 in Sri Lanka's war zone.
International humanitarian aid agencies called Monday for increased access to the "nightmarish situation" in northern Sri Lanka, where government forces and Tamil rebels are locked in battle. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are thought to be trapped by the fighting.
Artillery shells slammed into a hospital Sunday in the northern Sri Lankan district of Mullaittivu, where civilians -- including a growing number of children -- are being treated as government forces and Tamil rebels continue to clash.
Sri Lankan soldiers seized a key rebel stronghold over the weekend, as humanitarian agencies feared for the safety of civilians.
The Sri Lankan government said Thursday it has made more inroads into the remaining territory held by ethnic Tamil Tiger rebels after troops seized their command center in the north of the country.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed Friday there was "a conspiracy with certain international forces" to belittle his government's military victories against Tamil Tiger rebels.
The Tamil Tigers have been invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to lay down their arms after government forces retook the city of Kilinochchi Friday, once the center of power for the rebel group.
Tamil Tigers claimed on Wednesday killing 130 government troops and wounding 300 others during heavy fighting in northern Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's military said Tuesday it shot down a plane used by the Tamil Tiger rebels, a small victory for the government in the country's ongoing civil war.
At least 11 Sri Lankan soldiers and nine Tamil Tiger rebels died in fighting in Sri Lanka's northern region, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Sri Lankan troops fought off an attack early Friday from ethnic Tamil rebels trying to recapture lost territory
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, who are fighting for an independent homeland, said Tuesday they will observe a 10-day unilateral cease-fire.
Ten people were killed and more than 90 wounded Friday when a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle into a police riot squad vehicle in Sri Lanka's capital, police and army sources said.
More than 100 Sri Lankan soldiers were killed and another 400 wounded Wednesday when troops attempted to advance toward a stronghold of the Tamil Tigers rebel organization, highly placed army sources told CNN.
Sri Lanka's air force intensified bombing raids on rebel positions Monday after a suicide attack killed a cabinet minister and 14 others, military officials said.
Tamil Tiger rebels said Thursday that they are ready "to implement every clause" of a ceasefire from which the government withdrew last week.
Despite some successes since the reopening of hostilities, government boasts that they are about to defeat the rebel Tamil Tigers are premature
A bomb blast hit a Sri Lankan army bus Wednesday morning in Colombo's Slave Island district, killing at least four people, including at least two soldiers, and wounding 28 others, military sources said.
Tamil Tiger rebels, ignoring a call for a Christmas truce, attacked a Sri Lanka Navy convoy off the island's northern coast Wednesday, but claims of damage and casualties vary widely depending on the source.
Journalist Iqbal Athas joins CNN by phone to discuss the killing of Tamil Tiger rebel political leader S. P. Thamilselvam.
A suicide bomber blew herself up outside the Colombo office of a Tamil politician and government minister on Wednesday, killing one person while injuring two others, police told CNN.
Why the death of Tamilselvan hurts the chances for peace in Sri Lanka
A key political leader of the Sri Lankan rebel group, the Tamil Tigers, was killed Friday along with five other rebel officers during an air strike in the country's embattled north, the guerrillas said in a statement on a Tamil-affiliated Web site.
Tamil Tiger rebels Monday launched a pre-dawn land and air attack on a Sri Lankan Air Force base that killed 10 Sri Lankan forces and wiped out military hardware worth millions of dollars, military sources said.
A remote-controlled mine detonated Monday near a truck carrying police commandoes in a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital, killing six civilians and wounding 25 people, most of them civilian bystanders, police said.
At least four Sri Lankan soldiers and two civilians were wounded Thursday when a Claymore mine exploded near a military bus, just outside Colombo's bustling commercial district, police said.
At 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, the Mad Max-esque Road Warrior air force of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam launched a raid on Colombo, while most of the city was watching Sri Lanka's cricketing heroes succumb to Australia in the final of cricket's World Cup, being played a dozen time zones away in Barbados in front of their junketing president.
The Tamil Tiger rebel group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday bombing of two fuel installations that prompted heavy security, a two-hour blackout in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, and disrupted activity at its airport.
A man alleged to be the senior U.S. leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers was charged Wednesday with providing material support for a foreign terrorist organization.
Tamil Tiger rebels conducted an air raid on a government army camp in northern Sri Lanka Tuesday, leaving six dead and 13 wounded, Sri Lankan military sources told CNN.
Tamil Tiger rebels used two light aircraft to bomb and strafe an air force base next to Colombo International Airport, killing two airmen and wounding 10 others, a spokesman for the group's political wing told CNN.
Sri Lankan police said at least 15 passengers were killed and 30 more were wounded when a bomb ripped through a bus en route from the country's capital, Colombo, to a tourist resort town Saturday.
A suicide bomber attacked the convoy of Sri Lankan defense secretary and brother to the president, Gothabaya Rajapaksa Friday, wounding 14 people, police said. Rajapaksa escaped unhurt.
At least 50 civilians displaced by ongoing battles between Tamil Tiger rebels and Sri Lankan security forces are feared to have been killed in artillery and rocket attacks on a school, civilian sources told CNN.
Tamil Tiger rebels have agreed to resume peace talks with Sri Lankan government representatives in Geneva on October 28 and 29.
Eight men have been charged with plotting to buy surface-to-air missiles for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, U.S. federal prosecutors have announced.
Tamil rebels struck the main military base at Palaly in northern Jaffna Friday, marking the first time rebels have targeted military headquarters during the four-and-a-half-year cease-fire between Sri Lanka's government and the Tamil Tigers.
A top negotiator for the Tamil Tiger rebel group has issued "regret" for the 1991 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
New fighting on both land and sea was reported Saturday in Sri Lanka, raising new worries that the South Asian island nation may be heading toward civil war.
The Sri Lankan air force has launched fresh aerial attacks against Tamil Tiger positions following a deadly landmine attack that killed 64 people on a crowded bus.
Twelve people were killed by Tamil Tiger rebels near the eastern coastal city of Batticaloa overnight, Sri Lankan military officials said Tuesday.
Tamil separatist militants are warning European-led truce monitors that they travel aboard Sri Lankan navy ships at their own risk.
A gun battle between the Sri Lanka navy and Tamil Tiger rebels is feared to have left 18 officers and sailors dead, military officials said Thursday afternoon.
At least 10 members of a paramilitary group were killed by Tamil Tiger guerrillas in a pre-dawn raid on Sunday, a spokesman for the Sri Lankan army said.
Three Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed and three more wounded when suspected Tamil Tiger rebels exploded a mine near the north western seaboard town of Mannar, military sources said.
Sri Lankan troops are targeting Tamil Tiger rebel positions one day after a suicide bomber killed at least six people in the capital of Colombo.
Hours after a suicide bomber targeted a military convoy, severely injuring the commander of Sri Lankan forces, the country's air force mounted airstrikes on rebel positions, raising concerns that a nearly four-year-old cease-fire with Tamil Tiger rebels has ended.
A nearly 4-year-old cease-fire between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels is coming under pressure after at least 13 sailors were killed when an explosives-laden boat rammed into a Sri Lankan navy vessel early Saturday.
At least 10 Sri Lankan soldiers were killed Tuesday when their convoy was hit by a Claymore mine in the country's north, military officials said, blaming Tamil Tiger rebels for the attack.
Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga has laid the blame for Friday's assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgama directly on the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Sri Lankan police have detained 14 people with suspected connections to the Tamil Tigers after the nation's foreign minister was assassinated outside his home.
The assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister is a "grave setback to the peace process," a government spokesman said, adding it was "difficult to accept" a denial by Tamil Tiger rebels that they were responsible.
Sri Lanka's president says she had no second thoughts asking U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to reconsider a planned trip to rebel-held territories in her country.
A heavy air of pessimism and despondency has descended in Sri Lanka amid ominous signs the country may be slipping back into war after two-and-a-half years of relative peace.
A battle has broken out between two rival factions of the Tamil Tiger rebels, marking the first outbreak of fighting since rebels and the Sri Lankan government signed a cease-fire in 2002, a rebel source said.
The Tamil Tiger rebel group says it has relieved one of its top military commanders, Colonel Karuna, of his duties after the renegade leader voluntarily split from the group.
Sri Lanka's peace process has suffered another blow with President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party formally committing itself to discarding a pact with the Tamil Tiger rebels.